Alaska Hunting News

Alaska Board of Game Terms Change
On April 14, 2008, Governor Palin signed into law Senate Bill 253, an act relating to the appointment of members of the Board of Game sponsored by Senator Charlie Huggins.
SCI Files Lawsuit to Reverse ESA Listing of Polar Bears
Safari Club International (SCI) filed a lawsuit on September 8th challenging the listing of the polar bear as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) which led the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to ban imports of polar bear trophies from Canada.
Alaska Won't Use Income Factor for Tier II Scoring
Income will not be considered when scoring this year's Tier II subsistence permit applications, the Alaska Board of Game Decided Wednesday, but it retained the option of using it in future years.
Alaska DF&G Moose Workshop Jan. 13
A moose management workshop will be jointly hosted by the Fairbanks Fish and Game Advisory Committee and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Sunday, January 13, 2008, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm in the Binkley Room at Pikes Waterfront Lodge.
Alaska DFG Will Issue Moose Permits for Minto Flats
Registration permits (RM785) for moose hunting in the Minto Flats Management Area in Unit 20B will be issued from 10:00 am to noon on Thursday, January 3, 2008, in Minto, Nenana and Fairbanks.
Alaska DFG Says No Change to Deer Season
During the past week, a number of hunters have called the Dept. of Fish anf Game offices in Douglas and Sitka to ask about the possibility of an early closure to the deer season in Unit 1 and Unit 4 portions of Southeast Alaska.
Alaska Supports Promoting Hunting Opportunities
The Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Denby Lloyd, pledged his agency's support for and cooperation with President Bush's Executive Order promoting expansion and enhancement of hunting opportunities and habitat management.
Alaska Seeks Public Input for Arctic/Western Region
The deadline for submitting proposals to the Alaska Board of Game for the Arctic/Western Regional November meeting is 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2007.
Wood Bison Restoration Project in Alaska
ADF&G has completed an Environmental Review of the possibility of restoring wood bison in Alaska and is seeking public comment on a proposal to move forward with the project.
Alaska DF&G Enhances Wolf Control Program
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) Commissioner Denby Lloyd announced enhanced efforts to reduce wolf populations in five areas around the state.